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PEID: 11306

ROP: 109788

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Backward Class

Language: Tamil - (tam)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Bahrain

Also found in: Kuwait; Malaysia; Maldives; Oman; Qatar

Population: 48,000

Global Population: 408,050

PEID: 11306

ROP: 109788

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Tamil of Bahrain, numbering 48,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Other Backward Class people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 408,050 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Tamil. The primary religion practiced by the Tamil is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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